Every year, seemingly every term, Beaudesert pupils head off to further their education either abroad or on trips around the UK. Here are some of the trips so far this academic year:
Year 6 History/Geography Field Trip
In the Autumn Term the Year 6 children enjoyed a fantastic combined History/Geography field trip to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset set over three days. On Wednesday it was tents up time before heading off to visit Corfe Castle where the enthusiastic guides were full of information and gruesome tales of the castle’s long and dark history. Back at the campsite the children feasted on a pasta campfire supper before getting stuck into some energetic games of ‘Flashlight Tag’ and ‘Virus’ until it was time to settle down for the night.
The next morning, having awoken from a good but chilly night’s sleep, bacon butties and hot chocolate got everyone going before the group set off across the ranges to Lulworth. A short lecture was followed by a walk to the cove then on up to Stairhole before trekking over the hill to explore the infamous Durdle Door. After a well-deserved ice cream there was a visit to Studland, then the Old Harry Rocks, before settling in for fun, games and a campfire BBQ back at the campsite.
On Friday morning the children thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the tremendous Tank Museum in Bovington. The experience included taking part in two thought-provoking workshops: The Warhorse Story and The Tank Experience. After a hot lunch it was time to head for home in time for the weekend and a well-earned rest after a great trip. Staff on the trip commented on what good company the Year 6 children had been throughout.
The Year 8 Trip to France
The Year 8 French trip this year returned to ‘Le Clos de L’Ancien Pressoir’, a wonderfully authentic former orchard/apple press in Commes, near Bayeux in Normandy. The journey was long, yet the ferry crossing was mercifully smooth. Highlights over the five days included: buying fruit from a local market, enhanced by a group competition to see who could produce the most artistic dessert (!); spending an afternoon at a collège in Bayeux; visiting the world-famous topical tapestry; exploring the site of the World War II D-Day landings at Arromanches with its extraordinary 360° cinema; cheese tasting; visiting both a goat’s farm and a fantastic crêperie. The children were a credit to the school and the trip was a great success. Merci beaucoup à tous!